New research from the University of Cambridge shows that information disclosed on Facebook profiles can be used to accurately predict a range of undisclosed sensitive personal data, including sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious and political views, age, and gender.

The research, which involved a study of the Facebook “Likes” of about 58,000 volunteers, found that highly

One more chapter to the never ending story of the protagonist Facebook and ULD, the data protection authority of Schleswig-Holstein, has been written. Last week, a German administrative court decided that contrary to ULD’s official order, Facebook cannot be forced to permit the use of pseudonyms for its users.

While the ULD was sure that

This post was also written by Frederick Lah.

Recently, Facebook announced a proposed settlement of a national class action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Fraley, et al. v. Facebook, Inc., 5:11-cv-01726. This settlement has been described by some as settlement of a “privacy lawsuit.” See, e.g.,